MINERSVILLE - Tyler Cleveland was unable to play for Upper Dauphin County in last year's District 24 Little League 11-12-year-old All-Star Tournament.
Manager Bryan Evans sure is happy to have Cleveland back in the rotation.
Cleveland tossed five-plus scoreless innings and struck out 12 as UDC opened Pool 4 play with a 4-0 victory over Minersville at Carl E. Ulmer Memorial Field on Sunday, June 28.
LLEWELLYN - Thanks to Tri-Valley's extended high school baseball season, Hegins got a late start to its Teener League campaign.
However, that varsity experience, and the pressure that goes with it, has helped Hegins so far. It did during a do-or-die seventh inning June 20.
Dawson Schwalm's two-run single in the top of the seventh gave Hegins the lead for good, while Willy Kimmel finished off Branch in the bottom of the inning for a come-from-behind, 4-3 victory in a Schuylkill County Teener League Senior Division contest.
HAMBURG - The West Enders lost a pair of Schuylkill-Berks Legion League games in eight innings, 6-5 to Post 625 and 6-1 to Hamburg.
Hunter Herb went 2-for-3 for Valley View against Hamburg, which scored five runs in the top of the eighth.
Ryan Atkinson struck out nine and walked none in the Reds' win.
Details were not reported from Valley View's first game against Post 625.
Valley View 6
Sch. Valley 2
ORWIN - Dick Clark sat at a table in the Orwin Fire Company holding copies of perhaps the iconic image of a speedway gone by.
"The steering broke. A guy welded it for me, but it broke and I couldn't do anything," Clark said, explaining the reason his out-of-control No. 77 was leaving Gold Mine Raceway.
The 1964 photo caught the moment just as the car launched over the guardrail.
"Down there, I guess that was about a 25-foot drop," the Valley View resident said, pointing to a spot on the photograph. "Then there was water down there.